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Defensemen Paul Martin and Zbynek Michalek have battled inconsistent play and a steady stream of injuries this season.
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According to multiple sources, Rob Rossi is no longer the Pittsburgh Penguins beat reporter at the Trib. This may be stemming from an controversial radio appearance on WXDX this summer.
During said radio appearance, Mark Madden and Rob Rossi are believed to have called out Sidney Crosby. The podcast was taken down from The X's page shortly after it was posted...
The Penguins' decision to send defenseman Simon Despres back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was a pretty good indication that injured defenseman Paul Martin would be ready to play soon.
Pittsburgh’s ‘other’ star forward, Evgeni Malkin, is quietly putting together an MVP campaign. The Russian power forward would surely have the NHL point lead if not for an injury early on that caused him to miss 7 games. He has almost single-handedly kept the Penguins in the hunt for their division crown with Crosby and Letang out with concussions. He’ll get a lot more...
By Joe Depto (@PensDeptoTFP)
To say 2011 was an exhausting calendar year for the Pittsburgh Penguins would be an arduous understatement.
I certainly don’t need to remind even the most casual of hockey fan what circumstances the beginning of 2011 brought on for Sidney Crosby and the entire Penguins organization.
After Evgeni Malkin healed his torn ACL (salt in the wound as far...
This is becoming something of a family tradition for the Staals. And not an entirely pleasant one. Jordan Staal, a Penguins center, made his 2010-11 debut in the Winter Classic Jan. 1, 2011, at Heinz Field after missing 39 games because of a foot infection and broken hand.
Defenseman Simon Despres gave Penguins fans a glimpse of one of the future team cornerstones during his 13-game NHL stint in Pittsburgh.
For Despres, who was returned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Sunday, his yearlong accolades continue to pile up....
Pens Wednesday: The waiting is the hardest part
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The Penguins are off Wednesday, so donât expect to hear any updates on injured players like Arron Asham or Dustin Jeffrey.
Thanks to those who took the time to answer the Penguins questions from the last thread, especially the ones that re-typed the 10 questions. Stick taps to mventres...
Matt Cooke lined up a juicy slap shot during Penguins practice Monday, let it fly, and was puzzled when it sailed past Marc-Andre Fleury as the goaltender stayed upright on his skates instead of sinking into a butterfly. "Are you too lazy to go down?" Cooke chastised Fleury. "After a day off [Sunday], I don't trust you not to hit me in the head. Maybe I'll...
Former Penguins head coach Michel Therrien once pulled aside his gifted center Evgeni Malkin and pointed to a chart of the NHL’s leading scorers.
“Your name needs to be up there,” he told the young Russian player.
The Penguins appeared to have dodged a bullet regarding the health of forwards Pascal Dupuis and Arron Asham.
First-year pro defenseman Simon Despres and winger Colin McDonald today were named to the Eastern Conference team of the American Hockey League All-Star Classic.
The Penguins and NHL All-Stars have been close to synonymous for several seasons. A year ago, the club practically stole the fan voting, taking four of the six spots decided that way. This year? Crickets. Voting for the 2012 game, Jan. 29 in Ottawa, ended at midnight.
It's either this or talking about Ben Lovejoy for some reason.